In your assigned groups of three, create three 5- to 10-minute videos, one with each of you portraying the PMHNP working with G and K, a couple in therapy. If the class is not evenly divided into groups of three, there may be groups of four; make sure everyone portrays the provider once. In your videos, please fill in details such as names, ages, genders, whose house, and so on.
As the provider, use one of the four major family therapy approaches listed in Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse on page 451, and use at least one of the key interventions matching that approach. In your post, include at least one scholarly reference other than the textbook on why this approach would work with this family.
Married for 10 years, G and Kâ€™s family recently moved in with one of their parents, who has a three-bedroom house. G has been without a job for two years, during which time K has returned to work after being a stay-at-home parent for eight years. Kâ€™s income has not been enough to pay their mortgage and other bills. G feels inadequate as a non-provider.
They have three school-age children. Teachers report the children have been acting out and their performance has been declining since the move.
G and Kâ€™s relationships with each other, their parents, and their children are highly stressed.